Where to Shop

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Across Gloucestershire, there is a great selection of shops, markets and food networks that can help you shop plastic free. These sellers invite you to bring your own reusable bags, containers, jars and refill bottles. In addition, there are now many online stores across the UK who are conscientious about their supply chain and use of packaging materials. Use the smart phone Refill app to find more zero-waste shops wherever you are.

Zero Waste Food Shops

Unpackaged food like pasta, rice, cereals, nuts, seeds, spices, oils, vinegar and more.

UK map 1
UK map 2 courtesy of Planet B, Cirencester
The Green Shop Bisley
Chalford Village Shop Chalford
Eastington Farmshop Eastington
Foodloose Cheltenham
Planet B Cirencester
Leaf & Ground Dursley
Over Farm Gloucester
Roots Refill Kingsholm
The Health Box Lechlade
Forest Friendly Lydney
Shiny Goodness Health Food Store Nailsworth
Fill Your Boots Quedgeley
Loose Stroud
The Grocer on Church St Tetbury
Tewkesbury Refill Tewkesbury

Milk Delivery

Milk & More
Cotteswold Dairy
Severy Fresh
Pickwick Papers
Drink Milk
MC Hale Dairyman
And for a very localised list search here: Find Me A Milkman

Milk Refill Fridges

Milk fridges for refilling glass bottles have become very popular over the county. Also see this UK Map of milk refills

The Green Shop Bisley
Abbey Farm Cirencester
Eastington Farmshop Eastington
Henry’s Cafe & Dairy Minchinhampton
Shiny Goodness Health Food Store Nailsworth
Hobbs Bakery Nailsworth, Tetbury, Chipping Sodbury, Malmesbury

Loose Freezer Food

Highfield Garden World Gloucester
Over Farm Gloucester
Also check your local Coop store for loose freezer food cabinets

Farm Shops

Stancombe Beech Farm Shop Bisley
Primrose Farm Shop Cheltenham
Abbey Organic Farm Shop Cirencester
Leaf & Ground Dursley
Eastington Farm Shop Eastington
Over Farm Gloucester
Ruskin Mill Farm Shop Nailsworth
Wotton Farm Shop Wotton-under-Edge
Good Food on the Edge Wotton-under-Edge (also delivers)

Food Boxes and Community Agriculture

Stroudco Stroud
SCA Stroud
Able & Co national
Oddbox national, wonky veg
Riverford Organic, national

Markets

Farmers market Stroud
Farmers market Cheltenham
Farmers market Cirencester
Eastgate Centre Indoor Market Gloucester
Farmers market Gloucester
Farmers market Nailsworth
Food market Tewkesbury
Farmers market Stow-on-the-Wold

Online Food Shopping

Local shops often have a simple online presence so you can order and collect. Check the Open Food Network for the nearest local collective to you for ordering local products online for home delivery.

Hodmedods UK pulses and grains
Milk & More in addition to milk deliveries: groceries, refill toiletries and lots more
Produce & Provide food direct from farms
Pastificio Carleschi UK grown & made pasta in paper sacks

Pick-Your-Own

Primrose Farm Shop Cheltenham
Hayles Fruit Farm Cheltenham
Over Farm Gloucester
Wotton Farm Shop Wotton-under-Edge

Toiletries & Cleaning Product Refill Places

The Green Shop Bisley
Chalford Village Shop Chalford
Foodloose Cheltenham
Abbey Farm Cirencester
Eastington Farmshop Eastington
Over Farm Gloucester
Roots Refill Kingsholm
The Health Box Lechlade
Fill Your Boots Quedeley
Loose Stroud
SVP Eco Shop Stroud
Seal Cosmetics Stroud
The Grocer on Church Street Tetbury
Tewkesbury Refill Tewkesbury
Wendy Goes Green refills in Bisley, Nailsworth & Stroud

Beauty & Health Online

Face Masks compostable medical type 2
Upcycle Beauty vegan, plastic free and uses by-products wherever possible
Trippy Lippy organic lip balm made in Minchinhampton
Wild Sage cosmetics produced in Hereford
Together vegan UK made, plastic-free packaging
Wild Nutrition UK made, plastic-free packaging
Star Child of Glastonbury essential oils and more

Household Items

Check your local hardware store for cardboard packaged bicarb of soda, citric acid and borax substitute, tea lights, matches etc.

Furniture Bank used furniture warehouse, Cirencester, Stroud
Stroud District Kids Stuff nearly new baby equipment, toys and clothes, Stroud
The Scrapstore craft materials, Gloucester
Library of Things, Charlton Kings
Eco Refill online refill store, useful for people who can’t get out and about
Iron & Velvet non-plastic cleaning refill sachets, West-Midlands based family business
City to Sea Shop online shop for plastic free period products, reusable nappies and more, Bristol charity
Peace With the Wild comprehensive online store

Clothing

There are many secondhand, vintage and pre-loved clothes shops across the county. Here is a small selection of shops to explore:
Longfield Hospice Shops 20 secondhand shops across Gloucestershire
Rapanui online
Howies online
Finisterre online
Patagonia online
Lucy & Yak online
Oxfam online
People Tree online
Vitalife Threads plastic free, vegan, organic
Vinted app, online
See our blog post on pre-loved clothes for special occasions.

Gardening

Hortus Kitchen Garden for veggie plants for your garden, wrapped in hessian
Plant pots made from plant fibres
Down to Earth Seed Bank seed saving, seed swaps and seed potato days
Bisley Community Composting scheme
Chalford building supplies for loose top soil, sand, gravel etc.
Bluebell Cottage Garden Nursery plastic free mail order

DIY Supplies

The Greenshop Bisley
Eco painting and decorating
Bailey’s Home Store Ross-on-Wye
Eco Merchant building supplies

Cut Flowers

Wild Poppy Blooms Stonehouse, flower arrangements without floral foam
Saltbox & Co Slad Valley, online orders are sent wrapped in cellophane and cardboard